Billings Lake


Billings Lake

Town(s): North Stonington CT
County: New London

Size: 97 acres
Average Depth: 14 feet
Maximum Depth: 33 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Billings Lake is a 97.4 acre natural water body with a concrete dam, which raises the water level by 10 feet. A number of houses have been built on the western side of the lake, and most of them are occupied only during the summer months. The rest of the lakeshore is forested, with the exception of a camp on the northeastern side. The state maintains a boat ramp on the lake, and power boats are allowed. The lake has a maximum depth of 33 feet and a mean depth of 14 feet. Vegetation was abundant in shallow water during our September 2005 survey. Because much of the shoreline was rocky and steeply sloped, it is not conducive to plant growth. The invasive Myriophyllum heterophyllum was the most abundant species. The plant grew all around the lake but was most abundant in water 6 feet deep or less, especially in a cove on the eastern side and in a large very shallow area at the southern end of the lake,

Water Quality: Treated Annually, No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Moderate
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: This lake has a great stock of fish. It is also a bass preserve
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: Route 201, turn east onto Billings Lake Road.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Shoreline Development: 50-75%